April 21, 2017

Some more info about 5007MGA Magnesium (Makita)


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Other Info for this deal:

Warranty: standard manufacturer’s warranty
S&H: Free shipping if ordered online
Dimensions and weight: check our reviews
Coupon/Sale: n/a

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General description

Will include 7-1/4 in. Magnesium round Saw with LED Light – 5007MGA-R, Tool Wrench – 783204-6, Rip Fence – 164095-8, Tool Case – 824772-1.


Recent reviews of Makita 5007MGA Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Electric Brake:

I really can not explain the 1st, one-star buyer review of this product at Amazon. I guess that you may get a lemon in anything. This isn’t a dangerous product, as the review said. Makita is a reputable maker. This saw is and LOOKS high quality. It’s beautifully finished and well balanced, with all of the controls and modifications in the right places. The 5007MGA is generally the same saw as the greatly rated 5007MG, with an important safety improvement, an electronic brake. It also is a bit lighter, 10. 1 vs. 10. 4 lbs. Possible purchasers should search Amazon for the buyer reviews of the 5007MG. They’ll describe what a superb tool this saw really is. I have had two near-misses on other saws after the guard jammed with sawdust, keeping the rotating blade exposed after I set them down. So, I think about a blade brake a “gotta-have”. I wish the buyer protection agencies could mandate them on all power saws. They because more brush wear, however brushes are cheap in comparison to prosthetics. Unfortunately, after much looking around, this is the only saw of this type that I found that had one. So, I rate this saw as beyond best-in-class. It’s in a class by itself. That said, I do have some quibbles. The case should have room for more than one spare blade; the guard spring shouldn’t be exposed, however hidden like the DeWalt, to avoid sawdust jamming it; the case is a bit narrow, so you must avoid pinching the cord while closing the case; and it’s just average in weight ( a 1 lb. Reduction helps lots). That said, I have to admit that I’m a perfectionist about tools and an engineer who can not avoid examining everything that I purchase. Do not walk, run, to purchase this saw. Keeping all 20 fingers and toes intact and in all of the right places is just too important. 5YR UPDATE: because this review was published, at least one other maker has presented a alike saw with a safety brake. See the Hitachi C7BMR on Amazon.



I have decided to upgrade from my 30 yr old B&D saw and nearly bought the basic Milwaukee. Then I noticed they made one with a brake- which is a great idea. So I looked at the Milwaukee with brake. Then I noticed Makita also made one with a brake and indecision set in: I couldn’t choose which brand to purchase with the brake. To help with my choice I went to HD and looked at both- it then became an easy choice to purchase the Makita 5007MGA although it was somewhat costly. Looking at the Makita you may be able to tell that the designers and engineers put some thought into it- it is not just a basic hammer-like power tool like the Milwaukee; instead the Makita has well thought out, nearly sexy, “extra” in depth features for the user. The base is cast and has a nice thick lip on the blade side- the Milwaukee is stamped from. 12″ alum. All the levers on the Makita have nice rubber grips on them; the fast stops on the bevel modification on the Makita is a great feature. Sure, you do not need these little features, however it shows that someone was thinking about more than mounting motor on a plate. The Milwaukee is the Chevy Malibu; the Makita is the Lexus; either will get the job done, however the Makita is a nicer tool. Oh, and this Lexus is unfortunately made in China, however the quality is perfect. The saw has lots of power and is as safe as any other saw so ignore the one bad review here wrt safety. The brake stops the blade in about half the time as my old B&D with no brake: 3 seconds and6 (just counting off). Negatives: As others have stated, the case is too small- you must kink the cord at the strain break which isn’t a smart idea- the case needs to be 3″ longer.



Happy with the saw so far. Nicest round saw I have ever used. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is that the depth modification isn’t smooth. I also wish the case could hold a couple more blades.




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MAG77LT-72 90RT01RT01TSC 55REB Li XL 5007FSPT77WML-01 DC300K
TS 75 EQ SHD77M-02XSS02Z SPT77WML-22DCS575T1 SPT67WM-22
5377MG DCS391BTS 75 EQ Model XSS02Z5005BA PM-7000
DWS520K 7010463US2012-8-8A_2518 2414NBR3250 PCC660B
SH01W PC15TCSM5008MGA EK7651HDPD567738 C18DSLP4
PB18VCIR PC15TCSCS1014 CS1012CV18DBLP4 DISCCUT1
P504G BSS611ZPD561188 XSH03MMag5687-22 G18DSLP4
TS 55 REQ C7SB2ZRP507 W1835XSS03 BSS610Z
DCS575B SPT67FMD-015681-01-RT ZRR3204DC390B PN567696
C52C SPT70WM-22BF HD 77 5008MGA5477NB P507
CS1014 Rk3441kSPT67WMB-01 XSC02ZXSH03Z DWS520K
P26561432 DCS373BEK7301X1 SPT67FMD-01G18DSLP4 CC01W
7010429US P501GSH01W P50690RT02RTP01 DWE575SB
MCCS14 DWS520SKSP6000J1 C7SB27010463US DCS391L1
CS10-RT XSS03PM561556 PD561188PB18VCIR R3210
W1835 XSH01XR3250 411 Pro PackTS 75 EQ C18DSLP4
RK7004 SPT77W-01CS10 2012-8-8A_2518C7ST DCS575T2
Mag5687-22 TSC 55REB Li XLDCS391B 5377MGP26561556 SPT70WM-01
ZRCSB125 ZRR3204DC390B Rk3441kSP6000J 5005BA
RK3440K RK3441KDWE575SB P26561432SH01ZW BSS610
XSS03Z 5477NBPD561438 5007NKDCS391L1 XSH03M
5587-RT OJE045300SS7701 BF HD 77C7SB2 P36561432
C52C 2414NBP4360A SPT67WM-221671B P26561556
5008MGA HS7600DWS535 C7SB2SPT77WML-22 TSC 55REB Li XL
CSM180B ZRCSB144LZKPN574332 90RT02RTP01XSS02Z P48561556
DWE575 W1835XSH01X CS10TS 55 REQ Mag5687-22
R8652 R8651BEVOSAW230 DW364K5377MG G18DSLP4

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